Since former Union County Department of Social Services employee Wanda Sue Larson was charged with child abuse, three department employees have been fired. The most recent was Wednesday, according to county personnel information.
The N.C. Department of Social Services released its review of Union County Department of Social Services after an employee was arrested for child abuse.
Local law enforcement are investigating the incident as a homicide.
Stalled construction of a new bridge on Corinth Church Road near Fletcher Broome Road will resume this month after the contractor erred in surveying the site.
John Emezie, a 6-5 wing who averaged over 30 points a game as a senior, has been rewarded with a spot on the North Carolina squad for the Carolina's Basketball All-Star Classic, which is being played in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on March 22.
Weddington's boys put up a furious fight, but Freedom won Saturday's 3A state quarterfinal game in Greensboro. The Warriors rallied from a 10-point deficit in the fourth to take a late lead but Freedom came back to tie the game and then advanced with a 3-pointer in the final seconds of a 63-60 win.
Weddington's boys are playing Freedom High Saturday (5 p.m.) in the 3A state quarterfinal round, with the winner advancing to Sunday's semifinal. The Warriors know they will have to recover on defense against the Patriots, whoa re averaging 87.3 ppg in the playoffs.
Forest Hills doesn't have a senior in the rotation, so postseason success was supposed to be a year away. But the Yellow Jackets pulled off an upset over archrival Monroe on Wednesday, and the Yellow Jackets are now the talk of the town in Marshville.
Let’s get down to Waxhaw business! The Waxhaw Woman’s Club is holding a fundraiser, “Ziti With Your Sweetie,” on Valentine’s Day, Friday evening, February 14th, from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the Waxhaw Woman’s Club, 200 East South Main Street, in Waxhaw.
The Ellen Fitzgerald Senior Center in Monroe has a variety of fitness classes to help seniors stay active.
Local business ready for Christmas.
It started with 21 women in the home of Mrs. A.M. Crowell. It was Nov. 28, 1913, and the Women of the Word were just getting started. In those days, the group from St. Luke’s Lutheran was called the Women’s Missionary Society, and each woman was responsible for the five-cent dues.
When the health care debate began, I warned that the President’s health care bill was the wrong direction for our nation and North Carolina. I offered an alternative then—The Patients’ Choice Act—along with Senator Tom Coburn because health care was broken before Obamacare.
How do you like that frost on your car windows in the morning?
I am thankful this Thanksgiving season for my Mom